I have been playing too much Pokémon, I think. This is the drawback to a marathon review playthrough: Even when I am listening to music on my iPod, the game’s battle themes are bouncing around the inside of my skull. But it gets worse. As I work on other things, I’m contemplating a trip back to grab that Clefairy I missed, and I want to check to see if anyone on the Global Trading Station offered the Chimchar I requested. I’ve even added my friend code to the requisite message board thread. And I skipped doing this week’s Bonus Stage so I could chug through for my review.
What am I becoming?
Oh, right, a nerd. Nothing new, there. Carry on.
Actually, the real reason I skipped doing Bonus Stage is because I’ve decided that I’m tired of hating my existence. Currently, the video production cycle consists of me spending my entire weekend editing things together with my own software on my own hardware with footage of games I’ve bought for the purpose. I haven’t actually had a weekend in more than two months. There’s dedication, and then there’s retardation, and I’m pretty sure I crossed the line somewhere along the way. So… until I can rein things in a bit and not have to sacrifice all my free time to create it on substandard tools, Bonus Stage is taking a break. This will prevent me from dying by June, which means I’ll be able to continue creating Bonus Stage beyond June. It’s victory all around.
Of course, the weekly Retro Roundup is online.
Bonus: Serebii.net and Google’s ad targeting system deserve some huge props for laying bare the deep-seated insecurities of most adult Pokémon fans in three little words: